Consolidated financial results for the 3rd Quarter and First Nine Months of 2005

Herzogenaurach, Germany, November 04, 2005

PUMA AG announces its consolidated financial results for the 3rd Quarter and First Nine Months of 2005

Highlights Q3:

* Another record quarter in sales and earnings
* Branded sales rise more than 18% and consolidated sales more than 16%
* Gross profit margin above 52%
* Strong EBIT margin remains above 24%
* Net earnings increases by almost 12% and EPS reaches 5.70 € versus 5.14 €

Highlights First Nine Months:

* Global brand sales strongly up by over 16%
* Growth in consolidated sales accelerates to almost 14%
* Gross profit margin remains around 53%
* EBIT margin at 24%
* EPS jumps from 13.42 € to 15.02 €

Outlook 2005:

* Future orders up by more than 10% marking the 39th consecutive quarter of order increase
* Management now expects double-digit sales growth and confirms the 5th consecutive year of record earnings for 2005